“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts betroubled, neither let them be afraid.” — Jesus, in John 14:27 I think we’ve mistaken what peace really is. We read verses like the … Continue reading Redefining Peace: True Peace Isn’t a Feeling
One of the more graphic proverbs in the Bible is found in Proverbs 22:6. It reads: “Like a dog that returns … Continue reading Returning to Vomit: We Like to Go Back to That Which is Gross
I haven’t written in a while, at least on this blog, and I’d like to get back into it. To … Continue reading What Role Does God’s Word Play in Our Lives?
As a newspaper reporter, I get to see all sorts of things cross my desk, all sorts of news stories … Continue reading Criminals, Suspected or Convicted, Are Humans Made in the Image of God Too.
So I don’t like writing the words “suck” or “sucks.” It has a lot of negative connotations, especially for the … Continue reading Laziness and Idleness: They Suck
My church-related cynicism took a fresh hit of reality this weekend, one that was well-needed. At a church event, the … Continue reading The Same Old, Same Old Salvation Story, And How My Cynicism Got Punched in the Gut.
Perhaps the most important thing I’ve ever learned about following Christ is that you can’t base your relationship with Jesus … Continue reading (For)Getting All the Feels: Rethinking the Way We Follow Jesus
Report card time was always an odd one for me. I was neither the academic so wrapped up in grades that … Continue reading A Guide to Finding the Joy in Confronting Your Sin
Perhaps the most fascinating thing to me about addictions is that what people who are addicted search for is called … Continue reading If We’re Honest, Sinful Solutions Are Still Solutions. They Just Don’t Really Solve Anything.